I am in love with trees. Living where we do it is challenging to find a beautiful tree that I want to just admire, palm trees just don’t cut it for me. But, once in a while a tree really strikes me and lately, it is usually a sycamore tree.
I grew up looking up at Douglas Fir and Maple trees. I still can’t get enough of them and I actually long to sit with them.
When I need a tree fix we usually drive to Idyllwild or up in the Angeles National Forest. Both places this time of year are snow-covered and hard to get to so, it has been a while. Soon though we will be able to camp among the trees again and I will feel at home.
Both L and C show an interest in trees, they feel the bark, gather sticks and branches, love leaves, love to climb them, ask lots of questions and prop their heads back looking up when they find a curiously large one. I love watching them discover the enchantment in trees.
Both L and C are just starting to connect that the roots we see on the ground are part of a close by tree. These roots we found the other day were so beautiful and unique. L wanted to touch them, dig around to find more and he was just so curious about them. With good reason, they are really special.
Trees fill me up in so many ways.
I was so surprised at what I saw when L asked me to come and see what he built the other night right before he was going to bed.
A tree with a heart crayon in the middle made just for me…my heart is full.
Earth Day is a great day to remind ourselves and those we love how important our Earth is. For me, the more I see my boys connect to the Earth the happier I am. I love providing them with new opportunities to explore, touch and learn about rocks, mountains, weather, trees, flowers, our garden, forest animals, birds, they soak it all up.
Happy Earth Day…